February 28, 2013

Master Bedroom Updates!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I've been busy all week making a few changes to our master bedroom. For those who follow my blog, you know that I've assembled this room almost entirely from thrift store finds or handmade items. Sometimes I get it right, and sometimes I get it wrong, but our bedroom continues to evolve and improve as time goes on. Today I have a few updates for you!

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You may have noticed that little striped bench peaking through in the above pics. For nearly a year now, I've been eyeballing this Ballard Designs Simone Bench. It comes in many different colors, but I've had my eye set on one pattern, and one pattern alone.


 However, at the price of $401, it did not fit into my $10 budget. 

So, I decided long ago to make my own. One day last week I saw this bench I had sitting in my bedroom.

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Hello, sir.

This was an old $5 piano bench I brought home from Goodwill. I originally painted it dark brown and put it near my hutch desk in the bedroom (last seen here). And so this week, I turned it into my very own version of the Ballard striped bench.

It cost me less than $5 to upholster it using some remnant fabric from Joann's. I finished it off with some silver nailheads and painted the legs white. 


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And since I'm no stranger to upholstering things 
(like my DIY dropcloth headboard) it took me less than an hour to completely upholster my little striped bench.

I've been looking for something to take this room up a notch, and I think this may have helped. I still need some color, but I'm still working on that!

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This room will forever be a work in progress, since I'm totally learning as I go along.

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One more update. Remember the thrift store desk turned vanity, paired with my thrift store chair (that I reupholstered with blue stripes)?

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Well, I decided to change it. I painted the mirror silver, painted the vanity with my favorite paint, and got a new ivory leather chair from Marshalls.

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I think the whole things works better with this room now.

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I added some fresh flowers around the room. While not a permanent addition, it always makes me happy to have some flowers around.

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So that's all of the updates to the bedroom for now!
 Make sure and stop by tomorrow, when I'll be sharing step-by-step how I made my Ballard Designs knock-off bench from an old piano bench!

Also, before you go, just to remind you....the bedroom looked like this 3 years ago. :)



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18 comments:

  1. your room is divine!! Love it..and the bench! I actually like yours BETTER then the real thing! Great job!

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  2. Genius much? That new bench is super darling. Like. SUPER DARLING.
    You nailed it. Love it a ton!! All the changes are pretty, your whole room is beautiful.

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  3. Thank you ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love ya!!!!!!!

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  4. Virginia, you have such a beautiful and refreshing bedroom. :) Amazing job on that bench seat!

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  5. I LOVE what the stripes do for the room. I can see why you chose that fabric. It looks awesome!

    Stephanie @ thestyledsoul.com

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  6. Wow, you REALLY have transformed your bedroom (okay your WHOLE HOUSE, I know!) in the last 3 years, what an amazing difference!!! And, I personally like the bench with white legs better than the one you wanted in the catalog... I think it's fitting and not over the top for your otherwise neutral (beautiful) palette. Bravo! ♥

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  7. Virgina, I so need your help in my family room, I just don't know what or how to start revamping it, HELP

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  8. sorry miss typed your name, Virginia

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  9. What's the color of the walls called? Love the transformation!

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  10. I love your blog! So inspiring and helpful!! You're awesome! Thanks!

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  11. Your silver mirror is divine! Where did you find it? Certainly is a statement piece.

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  12. Great to see someone with more skill than me is on the white bedroom train, too! :) it looks awesome. I just posted about mine yesterday if you want to check it out. People with kids think white is contraband but you just have to be strategic about it. I haven't had any problems. Found your site through your pin about thrift tips. Great site! Glad I found it. Here's my bedroom before/after remodel post, if you want to check it out:
    http://www.moneyhipmamas.com/2013/10/brighten-up-room-in-three-easy-and.html?m=1

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  13. where did you get that dresser?!?!

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  14. oh wow..amazing transformation. well done!

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  15. Your work is awesome!!! Thanks for the sharing.

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  16. What color is the paint on the walls?? Love it

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